Dan is a Senior Lecturer in History teaching in the areas of imperial, African, and international history. In addition to this, Dan is the Course Coordinator for the Arts and Humanities foundation programme.
Dan’s research examines UK-South African relations during apartheid, he is particularly interested in how the British government attempted to utilise cultural relations as a means of maintaining influence in the country after its exit from the Commonwealth 1961. Dan is currently in the process of writing his first monograph entitled 'British Cultural Diplomacy in South Africa, 1960-1994', this will be published in early 2024.
Dan was awarded the Royal Historical Society’s (RHS) Martin Lynn Scholarship in 2016 to support primary research in South Africa, an RHS small grant to fund research at the UK National Archives in 2017, and the British Society of Sports History Early Career Researcher grant in 2020, to support research in Oxford and London. Dan is also a founding member of the International History and Diplomacy research collective, which has organised annual conferences at LJMU and the University of Oxford. In 2022 Dan was appointed as a research partner by the British Council and will contribute an essay based on his research to the Cultural Research Collection in 2023.
2020, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD History
2014, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education
2014, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MRes in Modern History
2011, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) History
Senior Lecturer in History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - present
Lecturer in Humanities, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - 2021
Associate Lecturer in History, School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies, University of Central Lancashire, 2017 - 2018
Sessional Lecturer in History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, 2014 - 2017
Feather DJ. 2022. A ‘‘Bit of a Politician’’ on a ‘‘Tough Assignment’’: Robert Birley’s Visiting Professorship at the University of Witwatersrand, 1964 – 1967. Diplomacy and Statecraft, :257-278 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Feather DANIEL. 2022. Creating a ‘deplorable impression’: the Dryden Society’s 1969 tour of South Africa and the making of End of the Dialogue Contemporary British History, DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Feather DJ. 2022. Keeping Britain ‘‘in the fore’’: The Establishment of the British Council in South Africa and its Contribution to the 1960 Union Festival The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 50 :757-788 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Feather D. 2020. British Policy Towards Cultural Relations with South Africa, 1960 to 1994 White N, Vaughan C, Miles A. Public Url
Feather D. 2019. England v South Africa – a history of tough tackling and political turmoil Publisher Url
Feather D. France's Colonial Legacies Memory, Identity and Narrative. edited by Fiona Barclay (Cardiff, 2013) Modern and Contemporary France, 22 :401-402
Research Grants Awarded:
British Academy/Leverhulme, ‘Engaging with a Pariah State: British Cultural Diplomacy in Rhodesia, 1965 to 1980’, Grant value (£): 7715, Duration of research project: 2 Years. 2023
British International Studies Association Early Career Small Research Grant, More than just the ‘‘Bop Lobby’’: Britain and the ‘‘independence’’ of Bophuthatswana, Grant value (£): 2985, Duration of research project: 1 Year. 2023
AM Digital, Editorial Board Member for Apartheid South Africa 1981-94 digitisation project. 2023
Early Career Researcher Grant, British Society of Sports History. 2020
Post-Graduate Researcher Small Grant, Royal Historical Society. 2017
Martin Lynn Scholarship, Royal Historical Society. 2016
British Council, Research Partner.
North-West University, South Africa, Extraordinary Researcher.
University of Pretoria, Research Associate.